Riverdale is burning to the ground, people are running amok like zoo animals, everyone is turning on each other and it is everything that Hiram Lodge has always dreamt of.
This week’s episode was borderline too much. Too many reveals, too much violence, too much for this small town to handle. The dark overtones are rapidly increasing, and I fear this show is going to go into a direction that no one expected, one of possibly dark magic? At some point, Betty is going to get so fed up with everything — I have no idea how she’s still processing everything — and will go nuclear.
What happened to a little bit of darkness and mystery intertwined with a normal high school drama and strained parent-child relationships? When did everything get so grim and morbid? Briefly, I forgot I was watching Riverdale and felt like I’d tuned into a slasher flick.
The Black Hood is back in full swing to take on the sinners of Riverdale which at the beginning of the episode is apparently Cheryl Blossom.
Following the popular theory that Hal Cooper is the Black Hood, Cheryl being targeted would make sense considering Betty just informed him that together they broke into his motel.
But Cheryl goes from classic horror movie screaming girl (she’s good at it too) to a devilish Robin Hood in a heartbeat and doesn’t hesitate to shoot the BH in the arm. Supernatural teasings? Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
She calls cousin Betty (I crack up every time she says it) to warn her that her father is now an injured animal out for blood who he will hunt down even his own cubs. Yeah, it’s all really bizarre but this is Riverdale so Betty believes it because, on some twisted level, she already knows it’s her dad.
When she finds out that he’s checked into the ER, she rushes over only to find that he’s killed the doctor. If doctors are as scares as cops in this town, he really just messed up. Hal orders Betty to come home and threatens to slit her mother’s throat if she doesn’t. Okay, easy there Hal.
At home, we see a man that vaguely resembles the sweet and unsuspecting dad we’ve come to know. Hal shows a new, more menacing side as her orders them to side down and then plays them some home movies which basically show his mother coaxing him into some shady stuff.
Basically, the Conway’s knew that Papi Cooper killed Papi Blossom so Hal’s father, likely the original Candyman that went on a killing spree back in the day, shut them right up. Then, his mother convinced young Harold to persuade a young Svenson to point out the WRONG man in the lineup so “daddy” doesn’t go to prison. What a messed up childhood.
No wonder Hal has resorted to killing. It’s all he knows.
Throughout the video, his mother keeps repeating that they must do better and talking about sin which explains why BH wants the whole town to be rid of sinners.
He explains that Betty’s speech during a town hall about Riverdale “doing better” inspired him to pick up his father’s old habits which again, is super twisted. How do you misinterpret someone wanting the town to fix itself for “hey, can you kill a bunch of people?”
Hal also acknowledges that “darkness” inside of him which he now transferred to sweet, little Betty. How has he kept it bottled up for so long? And does this mean he believes she’s going to be the next to fall in line with this murdering family? Will she continue his missions? Obviously, she’s exhibited much interest in the case.
Alice really stuck it to him when she said he was always a mommas boy and told him that if he’s ridding sinners, he should start by removing himself first cause he’s not innocent after stepping out with Penelope. Oh, Hal, you hypocrite.
Hal would have definitely killed Alice had it not been for Betty’s decision to knock him over the head. Thank god these two have so much experience cleaning up bloody messes.
Can you even believe Hal would have killed them all in some manic sacrifice? And how offended is Polly right now that her dad doesn’t even care to kill her with the rest of the family? Talk about an outcast. Can you image her reaction when she finds all of this out?
Hal cannot be the only Black Hood because for starters, he was with Betty when some other hooded figure shot up the debate.
Hal acted like he had no idea who that person was but seeing his face in the cab after Archie and Mr. Andrews came walking by made me believe he knew the other person hiding behind the mask.
Does he have a twin? And if so, who?
I can’t imagine that Hal would attack Mr. Andrews simply because he slept with Hermione.
And seriously, I whooped in joy when Fred knocked out the Black Hood only to find myself cringing at at how stupid he was to turn his back on the man pointing a gun.
Thank god for those bullet-proof vests, courtesy of Sheriff Keller. He may not be running things in this town anymore but damn, the new guy isn’t off to a great start either.
For starters, Riverdale is clearly so messed up, they need more than one sheriff and a few patrolmen. Y’all need the National Guard to come in or something.
Cause as of right now, it’s just the town’s hottest dads teaming up to restore order. Not that I’m complaining or anything but still they probably need reinforcements.
They are out here braving the streets and looking like a damn snack. Can we have a show about just the dads? Please and thank you!
The Logde’s are completely ruthless but also, complete wimps.
On the most dangerous night in town, Hermione was at the Chronicle continuing to campaign while Veronica was turning over Mrs. Clump to the police for killing Fangs.
Yeah, Fangs died and despite the Southside/Riverdale feud going down, Reggie wasn’t responsible for his death. See, I knew that gun didn’t actually go off.
The whole feud was incited by Mr. Lodge himself who wanted there to be rioting so that everyone would turn a blind eye to his maniacal plans.
But seriously? You start riots and then skip town?
And when Reggie turned to him for help after being used as his lackey, his response was, “you’re on your own.”
You know who is on their own? Hiram. For the first time ever, Hermione has finally accepted the reality that her husband is a monster who uses her as a shield and won’t ever take care of business himself.
Veronica helped her mother get there because man, Hermione really lost herself this season, moreso than any other character. Gone was the independent, no-bullshit woman we knew in season 1.
It also occurred to Ronnie that things with her father will never change when she found pictures of her affair with Fred in her father’s desk. He had no qualms about ruining two good people for his own personal gain. That’s all he’s been doing there since he came to town, she was just too busy being the doting daughter to realize. And she got Archie all messed up in it, as well.
But enough is enough. No one can stop Hiram except his own family and realistically, things have gotten way out of control.
When Papa Poutine’s crazed son came for revenge for his father’s death, he went after Hermione and Ronnie, not Hiram.
Hermione took shot him without hesitation, which again, how bold of her. Welcome back, girl. Though this likely isn’t the end of their mafia troubles!
Also, Andre is dead because no one comes out from working for the Lodge’s safely. How did they only have one measly bodyguard?
And don’t even get me started on all the Southside drama. Sometimes, when it rains it pours. Not only were they getting messy with the Northside, the Ghoulie’s came back to get revenge and they were spearheaded by #1 enemy, Penny Peabody.
At first, Penny kidnapped Toni to lure Jughead in because she’s still pissed about how he treated her. Cheryl was also there with her bow-and-arrow to save her girlfriend which may have been one of the weirdest moments of the night. And that’s saying quite a lot.
Since Jughead felt like everything that transpired as of late was his fault (kind of is), he decided to strike up a deal with Hiram, who was paying off the Ghoulies and Penny so that he could take control of Serpent land. Instead of the whole Southside gang, he would show up and take a beating.
And boy, did he.
I don’t know why Jughead thought being a martyr was better than being outnumbered with a full gang? Where is the logic?
If Hiram wanted to Southside so badly, why did he settle for just taking out Jug? Is one kid really such an obstacle? Even his own daughter is beginning to see right through him.
Penny even told him “this sacrifice is for nothing” — he foolishly believed Hiram would just let it go.
After he called to tell Betty goodbye, she informed FP who immediately realized what hs son was doing.
When they all arrived, FP came out distraught, holding a beat up, bloodied Jughead who, in turn, had his serpent tattoo sliced right off.
Oh, Jughead. You thought you had this whole gang thing figured out.
I’m surprised the Ghoulies had every chance to end him and just left him alive.
So yeah, like I said, lots of darkness to unpack here. And going into the season finale, I just don’t know where any of us stand.
It’s almost like we need some supernatural entities to stop Riverdale from combusting.
What happened to Penelope and Clifford and their whole plan? Who is the second Black Hood? Is Hal innocent and just pretending because the BH will kill him otherwise? Why is Hiram so gosh-darn evil even to his own family? Will Jughead survive?
- Cheryl’s horror scream is perfection!
- Archie throwing Molotov cocktails from the roof of Pop’s was comical.
- The Ghoulies really need to get over their KISS obsession. It’s not cute.
- There was apparently a bounty for the Black Hood’s head. Does that mean Betty and Alice are $1 million richer?
Riverdale – The Dark Secret of Harvest House (3×21)
I’m going to start this review by echoing the sentiments of my friend who texted me “how the hell did we get here” while watching the penultimate episode of Riverdale.
These writers, they’re good.
They figured out how to hook us just enough to keep us around all season and then, right before the finale, they dropped bomb after bomb on us.
All the weird things that have been happening leading up to this episode have finally started making sense.
There’s still a few mysteries we need to solve, but for the most part, we got all the answers we’ve been searching for all season.
Who is the Gargoyle King?
After a deep dive that led Jughead to Ricky, the Lost Boys, and finally, Ethel Muggs, he finally got the name of the masked creature wreaking havoc on Riverdale: Jason Blossom.
The same Jason Blossom who died in season one?
Yes, the very same.
Jughead even dug up homeboy’s grave to make sure this wasn’t some cruel joke and sure enough, the casket was empty.
How many times do I have to remind myself — if you don’t see a body, don’t believe they’re really dead.
It’s unclear how Jason Blossom managed to stay alive — we all saw that video — and how he managed to lurk around Riverdale undetected.
Was he always wearing his GK garb?
It also begs the question: is Jason working directly with The Farm?
After all, Cheryl Blossom swore she was hanging out with her brother again.
Which brings us to The Farm and what they’re really up to.
This one blew my mind slightly more than the Jason Blossom reveal.
Nancy Drew, er, Betty Cooper, discovered that The Farm is harvesting organs! Human organs.
No wonder they’re such a lucrative business.
It all started when she gave herself over to The Farm because she needed protection from the Gargoyle King and the Black Hood aka her dad.
Edgar Evernever opened her with open arms, and I became highly suspicious.
Then, Alice and Polly teamed up to tell Betty that she was a carrier of something called a “serial killer” gene, which sounded made up to me.
Can someone really be tested to see if they’re a potential serial killer? Highly doubt it.
But it was Edgar’s way of getting Betty into one of his hypnosis sessions where she came face-to-face with “Dark Betty.”
Now, for a moment, I truly thought Betty was about to have a split personality meltdown, but thankfully, she outsmarted Edgar by popping some candle wax in her ears so that she wouldn’t “go under” during their next session.
And instead of confronting her inner darkness, she came face-to-face with Polly who was dressed like her and trying to convince her of all these falsities.
Not only is Polly a Farmie, but she’s also willingly messing with her sister!
Betty could have outsmarted Edgar and The Farmies if she wasn’t so vocal about her suspicions.
She thought she was invincible, but when you’re on the inside, you probably should lay low.
Instead, she was walking around telling everyone her theories about hypnosis and figuring out way too much about Evelyn and her dialysis.
It’s almost like she was asking to get caught.
Eventually, she realized that the “procedures” to get rid of internal pain that Edgar manifested into physical pain was basically a surgery to steal kidneys and other high-priced organs.
Kevin and Fangs already “donated” theirs and Toni was scheduled next.
Thankfully, Betty made it in time to warn Cheryl who was finally convinced that Betty was onto something.
Unfortunately, it was too late.
Betty was pinned down by Kevin and Fangs who were upset that she was being a “detractor.”
Cheryl and Toni narrowly escaped with Cheryl allowing Toni to make a break for it while she distracted the guards.
Both Betty and Cheryl were taken and based on Betty’s interaction with Edgar, they’re about to lose a kidney!
The good thing is that Jughead, FP and Toni are bound to return to save them all.
Edgar might ensure that Betty doesn’t “know” anything, but Toni most definitely will. And she’s going to know that Betty told the truth.
And don’t even get me started on how he’s going to silence Betty. It’s looking like electroshock therapy to me!
Then, we have Archie and Veronica who tag-teamed to take down Hiram Lodge who was planning to purchase the town of Riverdale and run it as he saw fit.
Archie challenged Hiram to a boxing match in order to distract him while Ronnie convinced Hiram to do illegal bidding on the fight at Le Bonne Nuit.
Since Archie’s mom set them up with an FBI agent, she crashed the whole thing and arrested Mr. Lodge.
“I won,” Veronica told Hiram as she licked off the taste of satisfaction from her lips.
Ronnie and Archie may believe that, but we all know better. Hiram is capable of anything. If the Black Hood can escape from prison, those bars won’t hold Hiram down for long.
And those two just made an even bigger enemy out of Hiram.
I also couldn’t help but laugh when Archie confirmed that “yeah, Ronnie. Your dad sucks.”
Sadly, despite being a dynamic duo once again, Ronnie chose to rekindle her romance with Reggie.
Obviously, this crushed Archie, but something tells me their relationship isn’t over yet.
Veronica didn’t seem too convinced with her decision given Reggie only won her over by beating Archie to the punch.
Reggie may have helped her with the club but Archie took some nasty blows from her dad, again.
Not to mention Hiram was planning on killing Archie in the ring for some clout.
Doesn’t anyone think Hiram should just grow up?
And, of course, we still haven’t dealt with the Black Hood. Why is Hal so hellbent on killing Betty?
Is he working with the Gargoyle King?
Other Riverdale Musings
- Hiram really kept a straight face when he talked about how worried he was that Riverdale was being overrun by drugs. He’s only mad cause he’s not the one selling them and turning a profit.
- Why hasn’t the series addressed Luke Perry’s death? Is Fred Andrews just going to be out of town forever?
- Veronica singing Beyonce’s “Daddy Lessons” hit the spot and elevated the scene beautifully.
How insane was tonight’s episode of Riverdale? What do you think is going to happen on the season finale?
Is Jason really alive?
Sound off in the comments!
Riverdale – Jawbreaker (3×18)
Is Riverdale trying to convince us the cultish Farm isn’t all that bad?
Nah, they would never.
Betty may have returned her mom to Evelyn and Edgar Evernever, but she doesn’t buy into The Farm’s innocence or their good intentions.
Despite her best efforts to show her mother the truth that The Farm is brainwashing her, Betty simply realized that Alice isn’t ready to accept the truth. And even if she was, she doesn’t want that truth from Betty, who she referred to as “dark like her father” and “angry” on the Farm’s tapes.
Alice doesn’t paint Betty in the best light by saying she’s afraid of her daughter especially now that she pushed and physically threatened Evelyn. The trauma of losing Charles, not once but twice because of imposter Chick, and the realization that she was married to a cold-blooded killer has really done a number on Alice. She believed she was a lost cause, but found guidance in the Farm, a group that can apparently ‘heal’ and fulfills her in way that Betty apparently can’t.
Alice’s desire to erase the pain and mistakes of her past is understandable, but she’s also erasing everything that has made her the strong and independent woman she is today. Especially because she’s “engaged’ to Edgar. I doubt she’s actually in a romantic relationship with him, but making her believe that she shares something special and unique with Edgar ensures her loyalty and their stronghold over her. She’s going to become too reliant on The Farm and by the time she realizes it, it’ll be too late.
But don’t be mistaken – they still prey on emotionally unstable victims, which is exactly how Cheryl became a Farmie Queen B. I think Cheryl’s disillusion is the most frustrating to me because she was always the leader, but it makes sense if you see through the facade. Cheryl has kept up appearances and a brave face, but under that red lipstick is a world of pain and suffering. She never fully recovered from losing Jason or Clifford Blossom and her mother’s always been rather vile towards her. She’s broken by her past and much like with Alice, the Farm is taking advantage of that. Cheryl has also always wanted to ‘fit in’ somewhere which has been depicted by the plenty of cliques — her Vixens, Toni’s Pretty Poison’s and now, The Farm.
Understandably, Toni wasn’t happy with Cheryl’s involvement and tried to place the blame on Betty. But Betty was in the same boat with her mother and instead of fighting, the two ended up working together to save their loved ones. Betty’s been trying to find the perfect person to infiltrate The Farm, but Toni is the most unsuspecting because she’s loyal to Cheryl. Almost to a fault.
Evelyn and Edgar, beware.
Since there’s no cracking the exterior of The Farm and digging up their secrets, Toni has a tall order ahead of her to bring them down from the inside. One major hold that The Farm has over Alice and Cheryl is that they give them the ability to talk to their dead loved ones. Since Betty isn’t wooed by their false promises, they aren’t afraid to be transparent with her.
Edgar admitted that Cheryl and Alice don’t actually see the dead, but rather, a hallucination that allows them to heal. Evelyn has also made it clear that they’ve made copies of the tapes in case they have to blackmail them. They blatantly admit to being just as manipulative and shady as Betty calls them out to be, yet still attempted to hold themselves in a high regard when Edgar was explaining the origins of The Farm. Apparently, he’s always wanted to help people and using their deepest, darkest secrets against them if one way to do it.
However, The Farm may be the least of Riverdale’s worries with the rise of the new Gargoyle King. Baby Teeth’s gruesome murder (they pulled out his TEETH!) was just the first step in the Gargoyle King’s plan according to Kurtz. Jughead and FP joined forces to stop the GK once and for all, but they may be in way over their heads.
Not only does the GK have a dedicated following, but he’s also dishing out tainted Fizzle Rocks, and has his sights set on Jellybean Jones. The moment I saw her playing the game with Ricky, Joaquin’s brother who tried to kill Archie, I knew it was bad news. Why does the Gargoyle King want with Jellybean? Why does he want to meet her? And who is the Gargoyle King now?
The Fizzle Rocks Kurtz was dealing was laced with something reminiscent of bath salts, causing people to foam at the mouth and become dangerously violent. Great, just what Riverdale needed. Given that Jughead’s mother, Gladys, is the drug kingpin in Riverdale, I’m surprised Jughead remained loyal and protected her secret instead of outing her to FP. Why is he protecting her? Wouldn’t FP knowing that Gladys may be the source of their problems help them stop it? Once FP finds out Jughead knew more than he was letting on, he’s going to be furious.
I don’t think it’s a coincidence that Kurtz was slanging tainted stuff, working for the GK, and made Jellybean a target. Could it be that Gladys is the new Gargoyle King also?
The Gryphons and Gargoyle’s storyline has dragged on for most of the season infiltrating almost every plotline, yet, I don’t see the point anymore nor does there seem to be a resolution. What started off as something so promising in terms of storytelling has fallen flat and become a thorn for not only the audience but the characters.
The tainted Fizzle Rocks aren’t just a problem on the streets, they’ve even made their way into Elio’s elite boxing match. Elio is the scummiest of characters because he has no honor; he’ll do anything to win, but he doesn’t even play the game well. Archie scored a rematch with Ronson after Ronnie promised to help him get his boys into Elio’s elite match.
Elio allowed Ronson to fight Archie but only because he saw it as an opportunity to get back at Ronnie and get rid of Archie by doping up Ronson with the tainted drugs. Mad Dog tried to warn Archie that Ronson was taking something that put him in full rage mode, but even with that fear, Archie fought and won with honor. He’s never been one to cave to temptation or cheat to win, and that’s what I respect about Archie most of all.
Admittedly, I did expect Archie to either end up in the hospital or call the fight. I have no doubt he’s a skilled boxer with professional technique, but I don’t think he’d be able to beat someone hyped up on angry pills.
Archie’s good at a lot of things, but he’s exceptionally good at making himself a target. Only recently was he cleared of the Red Paladin burden, but it seems like Elio is going to want some revenge. Riverdale seems to be a bit confused about which relationships it wants to nurture.
Is anyone else slightly concerned that Ronnie and Archie are once again “Bonnie & Clyde-ing” it up? She not only helped him with his boxing studio, she even gave him a Pops sponsored robe and cheered him on from the sidelines. The lines between professional and personal will blur quickly — they almost kissed after working together for a few hours!
Josie and Archie just got together and he was so into making things work despite their circumstances, but this week, it almost seemed like Josie didn’t exist. And despite Archie’s relationship with Josie, it seems like he’s still harnessing some feelings for his ex. Even Josie picked up on it and noticed Veronica was way too invested in Archie and his match.
Will Archie and Ronnie get back together? And is it a good idea? Archie deserves better unless Veronica has done away with her blind loyalty to Hiram Lodge. Remember, that’s what almost got Archie killed last time.
Week to week, Riverdale remains entertaining, but when I look back at the season, I feel like we’re constantly rehashing the same Gargoyle King, Farm and Fizzle Rocks storyline without any real outcome. There better be some major resolution and revalations by the time the season finale airs.
What do you think, Cravers?
Will Toni and Betty find a way to take down The Farm?
Will Jughead and FP save Jellybean?
Will Archie stop being the most hated person in Riverdale?
Riverdale – The Master (3×17)
Oh, have I missed Chad Michael Murray’s sweet face on my TV screen.
Now that we got that out of the way, let’s talk about the real shocker from tonight’s episode: The Farm brings back dead people.
After sending Cheryl undercover, which sadly backfired, Betty found out what The Farm’s hook is on all these impressionable and lost souls in Riverdale.
Cheryl went in with an agenda but came out completely enveloped with The Farm’s teachings much like Alice, Polly, and Kevin.
She told Betty that The Farm gave her back her brother, Jason. Betty, just as confused as we were, questioned this statement.
Did Cheryl hear Jason? See a picture of him? Nope. According to Cheryl she was reunited with her brother.
For a moment there, I truly believed that maybe The Farm had faked Jason’s death this whole time, but when Alice Cooper admitted to seeing her dead son Chic, it became evident that The Farm is manipulating their member’s thoughts and showing them what they want to see.
Are they being slipped some hallucinogenic drug to make them see their dead loved ones? Is it the Fizzle Rocks like the Sisters of Quiet Mercy used to have?
There’s a slight possibility that somehow, someway both Jason and Chic are alive and that they aren’t lying about everything. How crazy would it be for Betty to realize she’s been wrong this whole time?
Maybe the reason no one is seeing just how creepy The Farm is is because they aren’t and it’s all just in Betty’s head?
I can’ t wait to find out more about how they are accomplishing this, but it explains why they need to know everyone’s deepest and darkest secrets before accepting them into the Cult.
I have to point out that Betty and The Farm may not be all that different. Betty said The Farm preys on “emotionally vulnerable” people, but that’s exactly what she did with Cheryl. And to further parallel the Farm, she also got Cheryl on board by dangling Jason in front of her.
Is it a coincidence that Betty’s tactics are much like The Farm’s? Maybe that’s why she’s able to see through all their bullshit?
Cheryl’s dabbling with The Farm got us closer to the elusive Edgar Evernever, played by WB/CW heartthrob and the aforementioned Chad Michael Murray.
Edgar isn’t what I imagined him to be, but you have to admit there’s a charm about him that explains why all the ladies and gay guys are falling for The Farm’s agenda.
In what may be the most self-aware moment, Cheryl counts Edgar amongst the “Hot Dads of Riverdale.”
How old does it make you feel that CMM is considered a ‘dad’ of a high school student on a teenage show? Same.
Upon finding out that Farm members can see dead people, Betty asks her mother to set up a meeting between her and Edgar.
I half hoped she would have asked to meet her brother just to see what Alice and Cheryl were really referring to, but poking the belly of the beast seems just fine for now.
In her first sit down with Edgar, he asks Betty what she wants to know and she responds with, “everything.”
Betty is one brave soul. She’s basically infiltrating a dangerous cult, one that has managed to get a hold of those she holds dearest, all by herself.
No one came with Betty to make sure Edgar didn’t try anything funny.
No one was there when Betty utilized hilariously outdated technology to tap into Cheryl’s conversation with Edgar.
She’s on her own here, which worries me because taking down a huge organization with a lot of reach isn’t going to be easy.
While we’re finally getting all the answers to our pressing Farm questions, there are a few other subplots happening in the background.
Jughead vowed to take down his mother’s drug operation and he’s not going to let anything stand in his way, including his father.
His relationship with his mother is strained because he tried to cross her, and he’s in a conflict with FP after he deemed the Serpent’s unprepared to hit the ground running in his operation.
Can we focus on this for just one second? The Serpents being police deputies is ridiculous and may be the most unrealistic thing to happen in Riverdale thus far. And I promise you, things have gotten weird.
Honestly, is FP even properly trained to be a Sheriff? Why doesn’t Sheriff Keller take over his job again?
Jughead isn’t one to follow rules so instead of taking a step back and letting his pops figure it out he rallies the Serpent’s to sniff out the spots from which the Gargoyle’s are dealing.
They’re able to clean up every corner except for the last one which botches FP’s plan to finding Kurtz, the drug cook.
FP is pissed that Jughead ignored him and orders him and the Serpent’s to stay away from all things related to drugs.
Why doesn’t Jughead just come clean to his father? He’s not doing him any favors by withholding who the drug dealer is and there isn’t much of a relationship to salvage with Gladys. Just pull the bandaid off, boy.
For a while now, Jughead has been leading the Serpent’s but the appeal of a badass gang that they had has been lost.
But when Archie’s friend Mad Dog figures out the drug lab is in his grandmother and baby brother’s building, the Serpents team with the freshly acquitted L&L prisoners to take down the Gargoyle’s.
Unfortunately, despite their massive team, the Gargoyle’s outnumbered them and came in guns a blazing.
Juggy may have gotten his hands on Kurtz, but he lost him after he “ascended” out the window using Jug as his landing pad.
After seeing just how messed up the Gargoyle’s are now, I have to ask why Gladys is still using them for her drug operation.
Gryphons and Gargoyle’s is still a popular game though now it represents the battle between the two gangs.
After their raid, the Serpents receive a Quest Card with Baby Teeth’s tooth inside. And sure enough, FP finds Baby Teeth as deep in the forest as a sacrifice to the Gargoyle King.
My biggest takeaway from all of this is that there are other cops and possibly agents in Riverdale aside from FP Jones. That’s comforting.
I’m ready to put this G&G/ Fizzle Rocks story to bed, Riverdale.
Archie gets a collect call from Mad Dog who is worried that they are all going to be transferred to Hiram Lodge’s new prison where they’ll be forced to fight again.
How is it that Hiram didn’t learn his lesson the first time?
Archie is always ready to stick up for his friends so he briefly reunites with Veronica to bribe Governor Dooley into signing their pardon or else they’ll take the story to the press.
At this point, I was just shocked they knew of towns outside of Riverdale that they could contact. It doesn’t seem like Alice Cooper and The Register would be willing to write the expose!
Archie brought all the guys who had nowhere to go to his gym, gifted to him by Hiram Lodge, and shooed away Elio who was looking for prospective fighters.
Sadly, Mad Dog fell into Elio’s trap and sold his soul for a nice home in the Northside for his family. Let’s see what he’ll be required to do to pay up.
After proving that exes can still work together, Veronica pulled all the strings to get her mother and father back together. She even went as far as sending her mother dead fish so Hiram would stay with his wife and protect her from the mafia.
Hiram didn’t give into Ronnie’s demands, but he did annul the marriage instead of going for a divorce which makes it less public and ensures Hermione will remain under his protection.
In another self-aware moment, Veronica finally admitted that her father tried to kill Archie and was the reason for their breakup.
Her outlook on ‘family’ would be sweet if her family cared about each other at all, but instead, she just looks like an idiot telling Hiram she mistakenly chose him and the family over Archie.
Hiram’s response when she called him out for attempted murder on the man she loved was “it’s water under the bridge.”
Seriously, who even says that?
Veronica has a lot of emotional baggage she needs to work out. For starters, she needs to stop romanticizing her toxic family environment and get her head on straight.
She’s holding onto beliefs she held in high regard when she was a child, but she’s no longer a child and she should see that some people just aren’t good for each other.
Reggie did the right thing by giving her space. I’d say she never even got over Archie she just accepted their Romeo and Juliet situation for what it was.
Overall, there are a lot of moving pieces in Riverdale and it’s difficult to dissect all the things the writers are throwing at us.
Heck, I’m struggling to figure out what’s real and what’s fake at this point.
The entertainment factor is there, but I’ll be damned if I know what Riverdale is doing or what their game plan is.
So, instead, I’ll go back to fawning over Chad Michael Murray.
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